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Moving the Nutcrackers

Friday, December 07, 2012

I have a collection of Christmas nutcrackers (not the real ones!) that are not some of my favorite decorations but my family has given them to me over the years. It has sort of become the family joke for someone to buy another one. I haven't put them out for several years so it seemed like time to do it again. I spread them all across the top of the entertainment center and got a very cluttered look. Yesterday I took all the small ones and hung them on the tree. The large and medium ones I moved to my office and arranged them on the bookshelf - much better. I don't feel cluttered and they are still out. Now would you all think kind thoughts for me that I don't get anymore this year!
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ALEXSGIRL1 12/10/2012 4:06PM

    I love that you hung them on the tree neat idea. We have a ton of stuffed animals that are Christmas based. we have a lot of Hallmake talking snowmen etc. this year I put all the little stuffed animals on the tree. they look cute sitting there. Someday I will give them away but not yet I'm not ready.

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/10/2012 10:58AM

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AQUAGIRL08 12/7/2012 9:22PM

    Perhaps you could decide on some other thing to collect instead. My sister has hundreds of frogs in her frog collection and at Christmas I've started giving her cardinal ornaments. Her favorite color is red so she really likes the change. Maybe you could collect flower pots and use them outside at your cabin!

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PARKERB2 12/7/2012 7:55PM

    I know you will probably get another one this year. Maybe you could donate it to a yard sale or something. Don't let anyone know I said this or it will be World War III. I did get to see the Russian Nutcracker this year so mabe you could tell the family you would much rather get a movie of the Nutcracker or something. Have a good night Donna and a good weekend. emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/7/2012 5:13PM

    Deck the halls ! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 12/7/2012 4:20PM

    I've told my granddaughter that they will become hers when she has her own home but she said no, thanks! I do open them with good humor and add them to the shelf but I keep pushing for gifts of time to do things together and it is working a little at a time! I'll be grateful for that this year.

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MARTY728 12/7/2012 12:17PM

    Sorry, someone will do it. Go with the flow. It is nice to have family joke. In my family, I am the joke.....

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RONALANA 12/7/2012 11:07AM

    If you get another one, I suggest you give it to LINDAMARIEZ1's daughter!!! emoticon

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GOLFGMA 12/7/2012 8:31AM

    I feel your pain. I started a collection of snowmen (how many of us have done that) and I have received so many snowmen for gifts that I no longer have near enough space to display them and for the last few years I've picked a few and tried to keep them somewhat organized. This year I'm thinking I might not even do that . Think I will just stick to a tree in the room I usually use for snowmen. I will display gingerbread collection in the kitchen. I received a beautiful nativity (carved wood) for my birthday this year and would like to use it instead.

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SLENDERELLA61 12/7/2012 7:32AM

    Very good! I love order, but live with others who fight it like it was the devil! Good for you for creating order and decorating with these gifts. Maybe you should come up with someone "worthy" who is suffering and needs a whole nutcracker collection to brighten up his/her day. Could you get away with that?

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/7/2012 7:23AM

    my daughter collects them too! I love them! se has one that is a ballerina!
linda

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